If you have a Series 503 Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System, you should be careful because over 2.3 million toilet flushing systems are being recalled after hundreds of reported accidents from the units bursting. A total of 304 incidents have been reported and it is suspected that there are likely many times that many injuries that have actually occurred. The models are sold at stores such as Home Depot and Lowes and companies using the mechanism include American Standard, Crane, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Mansfield and St. Thomas.
If your unit was made between October 1997 and February 2008 your unit could be facing this dangerous problem.
“The date code range for this recall begins with 101497 (October 14, 1997) and continues through 022908 (February 29, 2008),” the CPSC said. Check out the full story here.
If you have one of these recalled units you should turn off the water supply to your toilet and request a free repair kit. If you have been injured by one of these exploding units, contact us at Brooks & Crowley and we can offer you the legal assistance you need.